Planet Fitness said members will not have to wear face coverings if they are “actively working out” and in accordance with local and state restrictions. The change represents an adjustment to its new mask-requirement policy that went into effect on August 1.
Earlier last week, Planet Fitness announced masks would be required at all times at all of the company’s 1,450 locations in North America and Australia that are open to the public. After hearing from its members, Planet Fitness said it is making the “slight adjustment”.
In a statement, the company said: “At Planet Fitness, our members and employees are our number one priority, and we remain committed to providing a safe and clean environment where everyone feels comfortable. We are instituting a universal, standard mask policy in all of our stores effective August 1, although after hearing member feedback, we will be making a slight adjustment to this policy. Members will now be required to wear masks at all times within our facilities except while actively working out and in accordance with local and state restrictions. Health and wellness are more important now than ever, and we are confident that we have taken numerous precautions to ensure the safety of our community, including enhanced cleanliness and sanitization efforts, physical distancing measures in our large and spacious stores, touchless check-in and more.”